Sections
General Provisions 244.010 – 244.090
Ordinances 244.095 – 244.115
County Code 244.116 – 244.119
Nevada Association of County Commissioners 244.120
County Managers 244.125 – 244.135
General Powers 244.137 – 244.255
Organizations for Economic Development 244.264 – 244.2645
County Property 244.265 – 244.296
District for County Fire Department 244.2961 – 244.2967
Juvenile Forestry Camps 244.2969 – 244.30701
County Park and Recreation Commissions 244.3071 – 244.30792
County Park Commissions 244.308 – 244.3091
Contracts 244.320 – 244.327
County Printing 244.330
Certification of Property Managers 244.331 – 244.3345
Regulation, Taxation and Licensing of Businesses and Occupations 244.335 – 244.3535
Regulation and Licensing of Outdoor Assemblies 244.354 – 244.3548
Ordinance Concerning Certain Facilities, Homes, Houses and Institutions 244.3549
Health and Safety 244.355 – 244.369
Graffiti 244.3691 – 244.3695
Agriculture and Fairs 244.370 – 244.375
Museums, Art Centers and Historical Societies 244.377 – 244.378
Advertising of County?S Resources and Advantages 244.380
Medical Scholarships 244.382 – 244.3823
Wildlife and Natural Resources 244.386 – 244.388
Office of Coordinator of Services for Veterans 244.401 – 244.406
Aircraft Noise 244.412 – 244.418
Approved Youth Shelters 244.421 – 244.429

Terms Used In Nevada Revised Statutes > Chapter 244 - Counties: Government

  • Abandoned residential property: means residential property which has been:

    (a) Acquired by the governing body pursuant to the provisions of NRS 361. See Nevada Revised Statutes 279B.020

  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Affordable housing: has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 278. See Nevada Revised Statutes 279A.020
  • Affordable housing: has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 278. See Nevada Revised Statutes 279B.020
  • Agency: means an agency of a county or city established or designated to administer a program. See Nevada Revised Statutes 279A.020
  • Agency: means an agency of a county or city established or designated to administer a program. See Nevada Revised Statutes 279B.020
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • controlled substance: means a drug, immediate precursor or other substance which is listed in schedule I, II, III, IV or V for control by the State Board of Pharmacy pursuant to NRS 453. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.031
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Department: means the Department of Motor Vehicles. See Nevada Revised Statutes 481.015
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Foreclosure: A legal process in which property that is collateral or security for a loan may be sold to help repay the loan when the loan is in default. Source: OCC
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Fund: means a revolving fund for loans for the rehabilitation of residential property. See Nevada Revised Statutes 279A.020
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing body: means the governing body of a county or city. See Nevada Revised Statutes 279A.020
  • Governing body: means the governing body of a county or city. See Nevada Revised Statutes 279B.020
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Program: means a program for the rehabilitation of residential neighborhoods established by a governing body pursuant to this chapter. See Nevada Revised Statutes 279A.020
  • Program: means a program for the rehabilitation of abandoned residential properties established by a governing body pursuant to this chapter. See Nevada Revised Statutes 279B.020
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Rehabilitation: includes structural improvements, landscaping and any other measure to improve the appearance of property or maintain property in a decent, safe and sanitary condition. See Nevada Revised Statutes 279A.020
  • Rehabilitation: includes structural improvements, landscaping and any other measure to improve the appearance of property or maintain property in a decent, safe and sanitary condition. See Nevada Revised Statutes 279B.020
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • special district: means any water district, sanitation district, water and sanitation district, municipal power district, mosquito abatement district, public cemetery district, swimming pool district, television maintenance district, weed control district, general improvement district, or any other quasi-municipal corporation organized under the local improvement and service district laws of this state as enumerated in title 25 of NRS, but excludes:

    (a) All parks, trails and open space districts created pursuant to chapter 318A of NRS; and

    (b) All housing authorities. See Nevada Revised Statutes 308.020

  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • substantial bodily harm: means :

    1. See Nevada Revised Statutes 0.060

  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.